Zika Virus

First Southern California child born with defect caused by Zika virus

First Southern California child born with defect caused by Zika virus

A baby born recently in San Diego County is the first in the region to suffer birth defects after the infant’s mother contracted the Zika virus while traveling abroad.

Public health officials said the case, announced Tuesday by the county government, is a reminder that the risk of Zika infection continues in warmer climates even though mosquitoes are dormant in San Diego.

“[While] there is currently no local spread of...

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